Monday, February 23, 2009

Tories swing axe - The Edmonton Journal

Tories swing axe:
The Edmonton Journal
Published: Saturday, February 21, 2009

As outlined by an act of the Alberta legislature, the province's Chief Returning Officer is to be 'non-partisan,' and must ensure 'that elections are conducted fairly and that political entities and voters abide by the rules set out in legislation.'

Fair-minded observers agree that current CRO Lorne Gibson, who assumed his duties on June 12, 2006, had been doing just that, and rather well. Following the 2008 election, he made more than 100 recommendations for changes to Alberta's creaky electoral system.

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